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Sylvia Plath
“I Am Vertical

But I would rather be horizontal.
I am not a tree with my root in the soil
Sucking up minerals and motherly love
So that each March I may gleam into leaf,
Nor am I the beauty of a garden bed
Attracting my share of Ahs and spectacularly painted,
Unknowing I must soon unpetal.
Compared with me, a tree is immortal
And a flower-head not tall, but more startling,
And I want the one's longevity and the other's daring.

Tonight, in the infinitesimal light of the stars,
The trees and flowers have been strewing their cool odors.
I walk among them, but none of them are noticing.
Sometimes I think that when I am sleeping
I must most perfectly resemble them--
Thoughts gone dim.
It is more natural to me, lying down.
Then the sky and I are in open conversation,
And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:
The the trees may touch me for once, and the flowers have time for me.

"I Am Vertical", 28 March 1961”
Sylvia Plath, The Collected Poems

Lemony Snicket
“Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is harder to get a splinter.”
Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

Douglas Adams
“And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Shel Silverstein
“And the tree was happy”
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

John Knowles
“I felt that I was not, never had been and never would be a living part of this overpoweringly solid and deeply meaningful world around me.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Joyce Kilmer
“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.”
Joyce Kilmer, Trees & Other Poems

Chuck Palahniuk
“If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot?”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

Dejan Stojanovic
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Mr. Freeman: You are getting better at this, but it's not good enough. This looks like a tree,but it is an average, ordinary, everyday, boring tree. Breathe life into it. Make it bend - trees are flexible, so they don't snap. Scar it, give it a twisted branch - perfect trees don't exist. Nothing is perfect. Flaws are interesting. Be the tree.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson
“This is wonderful, wonderful! Be the bird. You are the bird. Sacrifice yourself to abandoned family values....”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Vera Nazarian
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

John Knowles
“This was the tree, and it seemed to me standing there to resemble those men, the giants of your childhood, whom you encounter years later and find that they are not merely smaller in relation to your growth, but they are absolutely smaller, shrunken by age. In this double demotion the old giants have become pygmies while you were looking the other way.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Elizabeth Goudge
“Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life...”
Elizabeth Goudge, Green Dolphin Street

Vita Sackville-West
“There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree”
Vita Sackville-West

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Vincent Zandri
“You fell off the tree of fucked-up-weird and slammed every branch on the way down.”
Vincent Zandri, Moonlight Falls: Dick Moonlight

Gabrielle Zevin
“There's the tree with the branches that everyone sees, and then there's the upside-down root tree, growing the opposite way. So Earth is the branches, growing in opposing but perfect symmetry. The branches don't think much about the roots, and maybe the roots don't think much about the branches, but all the time, they're connected by the trunk, you know?”
Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

Debasish Mridha
“Live like a tree, giving, forgiving and free.”
Debasish Mridha

Thomas Hardy
“To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.”
Thomas Hardy, Under the Greenwood Tree

Victoria Hanley
“Those two are carved from the same tree." the queen said.
By the same blade." The high king answered and offered her his arm in splendid dignity”
Victoria Hanley, The Seer and the Sword

Francis A. Schaeffer
“The tree in the field is to be treated with respect. It is not to be romanticized as the old lady romanticizes her cat (that is, she reads human reactions into it). . . . But while we should not romanticize the tree, we must realize that God made it and it deserves respect because he made it as a tree. Christians who do not believe in the complete evolutionary scale have reason to respect nature as the total evolutionist never can, because we believe that God made these things specifically in their own areas. So if we are going to argue against evolutionists intellectually, we should show the results of our beliefs in our attitudes. The Christian is a man who has a reason for dealing with each created thing on a high level of respect.”
Francis A. Schaeffer, Pollution & the Death of Man

“I know in my mind
I would leave you now
If I had the strength to
I would leave you up
To your own devices
Will you not talk
Can you take pity
I don't ask much
But won't you speak
Please.”
Dave Matthews Band, Best of Dave Matthews Band for Easy Guitar

“Whoever said nothing is impossible obviously hasn't tried nailing Jell-O to a tree.”
John Candy

John Knowles
“Stranded in this mill town railroad yard while the whole world was converging elsewhere, we seemed to be nothing but children playing among heroic men.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

Santosh Kalwar
“Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face 'wind of sorrow'; flex little harder to dance in the 'wind of happiness'.”
Santosh Kalwar

Lucy Larcom
“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”
Lucy Larcom

G.K. Chesterton
“Just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”
G.K. Chesterton

Jarod Kintz
“It’s December in Florida, and there are still a few leaves clinging on the branches for dear summer.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Kay Ryan
“In the hills giant oaks
Fall upon their knees
You can touch parts
You have no right to”
Kay Ryan

John Knowles
“As I walked briskly out the road the wind knifed at my face, but this sun caressed the back of my neck.”
John Knowles

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